Bitdefender 2012 Firewall + Vmware Workstation 7 = Fail

When running VMware Workstation 7 with Ubuntu server 11.10 in "bridge" mode (giving the VM its own independent IP address on the network) I cant get Bitdefender 2012 firewall on my host PC to let any outside network return traffic though. I can ping every other host on the network but I cant get any pings back from outside unless I disable bitdefender 2012 firewall.


Running VMware in NAT mode (sharing the ip address with my host PC) works without disabling the firewall but I cant run Ubuntu server that way.


I have been messing around with the firewall settings for about an hour and am ready to dump it completely.


Help.....

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  • CharybCharyb ✭✭
    edited April 2012
    When running VMware Workstation 7 with Ubuntu server 11.10 in "bridge" mode (giving the VM its own independent IP address on the network) I cant get Bitdefender 2012 firewall on my host PC to let any outside network return traffic though. I can ping every other host on the network but I cant get any pings back from outside unless I disable bitdefender 2012 firewall.


    Running VMware in NAT mode (sharing the ip address with my host PC) works without disabling the firewall but I cant run Ubuntu server that way.


    I have been messing around with the firewall settings for about an hour and am ready to dump it completely.


    Help.....


    I don't have this setup but thought I would give a suggestion.


    Have you tried changing your network type and stealth settings? See attachment.


    Maybe?


    Network type = Home/office


    stealth = remote

    post-63102-1334275648_thumb.png

  • I don't have this setup but thought I would give a suggestion.


    Have you tried changing your network type and stealth settings? See attachment.


    Maybe?


    Network type = Home/office


    stealth = remote


    Seems to me that -


    Network type = Trusted


    Stealth = Off


    should work according to that pic


    But I have tried basically every possible setting. I think its a bug with Bitdefender.


    I can do a continuous ping to googles DNS server (8.8.8.8) from the Ubuntu server within VMware Workstation with Bitdefender turned OFF.... once I turn it on the pings start failing. Turn it back off and the continuous pings instantly start back up.


    I have tried doing a continuous ping while changing firewall settings and nothing but shutting it totally off will get them rolling again.

  • Hello :)


    Welcome back.


    For the current case, let do something.


    I have here a special patch that will reinstall the firewall components and drivers for Bitdefender 2012.


    Download and save following file to your desktop.


    http://www.mediafire.com/?tmyqwm68j8id5nd


    Do not run it!


    Now, please reboot in Safe Mode.


    [How to restart in SAFE MODE With Networking]


    - Restart the computer;


    - Press the "F8" key several times before Microsoft Windows begins to load; you need to press "F8" until you will be displayed a text menu;


    - Select "SAFE MODE With Networking"


    If you have Windows Vista or 7, right click on the patch and choose Run as administrator. If not, just double click on it.


    Wait for the process to finish and reboot the PC in Normal Mode.


    Let me know if eve thing is OK now.


    Take care.

  • Hello :)


    Welcome back.


    For the current case, let do something.


    I have here a special patch that will reinstall the firewall components and drivers for Bitdefender 2012.


    Download and save following file to your desktop.


    http://www.mediafire.com/?tmyqwm68j8id5nd


    Do not run it!


    Now, please reboot in Safe Mode.


    [How to restart in SAFE MODE With Networking]


    - Restart the computer;


    - Press the "F8" key several times before Microsoft Windows begins to load; you need to press "F8" until you will be displayed a text menu;


    - Select "SAFE MODE With Networking"


    If you have Windows Vista or 7, right click on the patch and choose Run as administrator. If not, just double click on it.


    Wait for the process to finish and reboot the PC in Normal Mode.


    Let me know if eve thing is OK now.


    Take care.


    I have the same problem, but i'm using Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 and VMWare Workstation 9


    Is this patching still needed?


  • Hi :)


    Welcome to the forums.


    Please follow the steps explained in the article below and send me via PM the generated log file:


    http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=29927


    If the file is too big to attach it, upload it on


    http://www.sendspace.com


    or


    http://www.mediafire.com


    and send me a PM with the download link.


    If you were already asked to generate the log file, disregard the message above and just post the ticket ID.


    Have a nice day.

  • Hi :)


    Welcome to the forums.


    Please follow the steps explained in the article below and send me via PM the generated log file:


    http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=29927


    If the file is too big to attach it, upload it on


    http://www.sendspace.com


    or


    http://www.mediafire.com


    and send me a PM with the download link.


    If you were already asked to generate the log file, disregard the message above and just post the ticket ID.


    Have a nice day.


    I have the same stup as Fauzi on Windows 7. My problem is exactly as capenola describes at the start of this thread.


    Christian - I will generate the log file and send it to you as you instructed Fauzi to do.

  • edited November 2012

    Hello :)


    Please send me the logs via PM and I will further investigate this.


    Thank you!

  • Hello :)


    Please send me the logs via PM and I will further investigate this.


    Thank you!


    Just tried to PM you w/ my log files and it wouldn't let me....


    But i'm having this exact same issue, even after i enabled "Allow ICMP & ICMPv6"


    Any help would be great. thanks.

  • Working from home. I just installed Bit Defender 2015 Internet Security Suite. After the reboot Bridged Mode networking no longer works for my VMware Workstation 9 VM's. Forced to use NAt Mode which is a big problem for the way I work and the VPN connections I need to different data centers. :wacko:

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